Auction 355 Old & Rare Books - Various subjects

HORST, T. v.d. (& J. POLLEY). Theatrum machinarum universale; of keurige verzameling v. verscheide grote en zeer fraaie waterwerken, schutsluizen, waterkeringen, ophaal- en draaibruggen. Amst., P. Schenk, 1736-74. 2 in 1 vol. (2), 14; (4), 9 pp. W. engr. ti.-vign., 2 full-p. dedicatory engr. & tog. 47 (of 48) double-p. engr. (of which 7 lge-fold.). Lge-fol. Cont. h. goatskin, uncut. (Spine a bit rubbed/slightly dam., plate 15 first part lacks, (faintly) stained in places).

One of the most celebrated works on Dutch 18th c. on managing water. With very detailed and magnificent plates of sluices, swing-bridges, dikes, weirs, etc., the very elements of existence in Holland. - Bierens de Haan 4836-37.

€ 200

result € 280

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